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Associazione per la Meditazione di Consapevolezza Vipassanā

Vicolo d'Orfeo, 1 - 00193 Roma (RM) - a 200 metri da San Pietro - tel (+39) 06 6865148

Intensives

DHARMA AND VIPASSANĀ MEDITATION INTENSIVE

led by:
Corrado Pensa
14-12-2019

SATURDAY the 12th of DECEMBER, 4.30 pm to 7.30 pm  – Vicolo d’Orfeo, 1-RM. Every member can participate.

YOU CAN SIGN UP FOR THIS CLASS STARTING FROM THE 14th OF NOVEMBER; ACCESS IS SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY

Corrado Pensa is a founding member and, together with Neva Papachristou, teacher and guide of A.Me.Co. Senior Dharma teacher at the Insight Meditation Society of Barre (USA), for several years he was a professor of Religions and Philosophies of India at the University "La Sapienza" in Rome and a Jungian psychotherapist. He writes regularly for SATI, the magazine of A.Me.Co. He has published numerous texts on Buddhism and the practice of meditation of awareness (Vipassanā). With Mondadori: The Silence Between Two Waves. With Promolibri: Wise Attention, Unwise Attention. With Astrolabio Ubaldini: La tranquilla passione (The Quiet Passion); L'intelligenza Spirituale (The Spiritual Intelligence), in May 2018, together with Neva Papachristou, Affrettati Piano: Il cammino interiore e la meditazione di consapevolezza: una strada per la felicità (Make Haste Slowly: The Inner Path and the Mindfulness Meditation: a Way to Happiness) and, in February 2019, always with Neva Papachristou, Dare il cuore a ciò che conta (Give the Heart to What Matters), which in 2012 was released for Mondadori.  

YEAR-END PARTY WITH A.ME.CO. CHOIR ESSAY

led by:
19-12-2019

THURSDAY THE 19th OF DECEMBER from 8.30 p.m. It will be a great opportunity to spend an evening in friendship and joy. We will bring food and drink to share and listen to the songs sung by the Choir of A.Me.Co. The party is aimed at all members.
RESERVATIONS ARE RECEIVED FROM NOVEMBER 20th UNTIL SEATS LAST.

STUDY AND PRACTICE INTENSIVE

led by:
Andrea Anastasio
18-01-2020

The intelligence of love: inner awakening and liberation in the teaching of Krishnamurti. SATURDAY the 18th of JANUARY from 4 pm to 7 pm. – Vicolo d’Orfeo, 1-RM.  Any member can take part of the intensive.

YOU CAN SIGN UP FOR THIS CLASS FROM THE 16th OF DECEMBER; ACCESS IS SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY

Andrea Anastasio has been practicing awareness meditation since 1983. He has taken part in the retreats organized by Corrado Pensa, and other teachers of the Insight Meditation Society and Thich Nhat Hanh. He further studied the teaching of Krishnamurti and Vimala Thakar in India where he stayed for long periods on the Abu Mountain and Dalhousie on the Himalaya. He graduated in philosophy with Franco Michelini Tocci with a thesis on the Teachings of Jiddu Krishnamurti. He has translated books on Krishnamurti, Vimala Thakar and Nisargadatta Maharaj for the publisher Ubaldini and on buddhist iconography for Laterza. He lives and works in Italy and India.

DHARMA AND MEDITATION INTENSIVE

led by:
Frank Ostaseski
03-02-2020

In videoconference on MONDAY the 3rd of FEBRUARY 2020 from 8 pm to 10 pm. – Vicolo d’Orfeo, 1-RM.  Any member can take part of the intensive.

YOU CAN SIGN UP FOR THIS CLASS FROM THE 8th OF JANUARY ACCESS IS SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY

Frank Ostaseski, is a visionary and internationally known buddhist teacher; he is the founder of Metta Institute and cofounder or Zen Hospice Project, the first buddhist hospice in the USA. Former guest lecturer at Harvard Medical School, Mayo Clinic and Wisdom 2.0, he is currently lecturing in a number of major spiritual centers around the world. He helped spreading a tested model of compassion and awareness caring; trained hundreds of clinical practitioners, and helped more than one thousand people in dealing with their dying process. His pioneering work has been featured on the Bill Moyers “On Our Own Terms” series, and on the “Oprah Winfrey Show”, as well as being praised by His Holiness the Dalai Lama. He received in 2018 the prestigious Humanities Award from the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine. His book “Sapere Accompagnare” (Arnoldo Mondadori) has received a very positive feedback in Italy. He also published “L’apertura dell’amore” (“Love’s opening”), as part of the A.Me.Co. booklets series. His last book is: Cinque Inviti. Come la morte può insegnarci a vivere pienamente (Arnoldo Mondadori: may 2017. Original title: “The Five Invitations: Discovering What Death Can Teach Us About Living Fully”).

DHARMA AND VIPASSANĀ MEDITATION INTENSIVE

led by:
Neva Papachristou
22-02-2020

titled: There is no time to lose. SATURDAY 22nd of FEBRUARY 4.00pm-7.00pm. The intensive is aimed at all members.

YOU CAN SIGN UP FOR THIS CLASS STARTING FROM THE 22nd of JANUARY; ACCESS IS SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY

Neva Papachristou is a guiding teacher of A.Me.Co. (Insight Meditation Association) that she founded in 1987 together with Corrado Pensa. She has been studying and practicing Dharma since 1984, both with teachers of the Insight Meditation Society (Barre, USA) and the Cambridge Insight Meditation Center (Cambridge, USA) in Europe and the USA. According to the Theravāda tradition, she was nominated Dharma teacher by Larry Rosenberg, guiding teacher of the Cambridge Insight Meditation Center. She is the author of a thesis on Ajahn Sumedho. She is editorial director of SATI, the magazine of the A.Me.Co. She has published for Astrolabio Ubaldini, together with Corrado Pensa, in May 2018: Make Haste Slowly: The Inner Path and the Mindfulness Meditation: a Way to Happiness. And, in February 2019: Give the Heart to what Matters. The Buddha and the Insight Meditation, just published for Arnoldo Mondadori in 2012.

STUDY AND PRACTICE INTENSIVE

led by:
Vito Mancuso
21-03-2020

”The cardinal virtues”,  SATURDAY the 21st of MARCH from 4 pm to 7 pm. – Vicolo d’Orfeo, 1-RM.  Any member can take part of the intensive.

YOU CAN SIGN UP FOR THIS CLASS FROM THE 24th OF FEBRUARY; ACCESS IS SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY

Vito Mancuso is an italian philosopher and theologian. He has worked as a professor for the Philosophy Faculty of the San Raffaele University in Milan, and for the University of Padua. His last book is Il bisogno di pensare (“The need to think”), Garzanti 2017. Amongst the other works, Hegel teologo (“Hegel the theologian”) (1996), Il dolore innocente (“Innocent pain”) (2002), Rifondazione della fede (“Refounding faith”) (2005), L’anima e il suo destino (“The soul and its destiny”) (2007), La vita autentica (“An authentic life”) (2009), Me e Dio. Una guida dei perplessi (“Me and God. A guide for the perplexed”) (2011), Obbedienza e libertà (“Obedience and freedom”) (2012), Il principio passione (“The passion principle”) (2013), Io amo. Piccola filosofia dell’amore (“I love. Pocket philosophy of love”) (2014), Questa vita (“This life”) (2015), Dio e il suo destino (“God and its destiny”) (2015), Il coraggio di essere liberi (“The courage of being free”) (2016). He wrote a book with Eugenio Scalfari, Conversazioni con Carlo Maria Martini (“A conversation with Carlo Maria Martini”). He wrote out his position in favor of faith in God to Corrado Augias and Paolo Flores D’Arcais, and discussed it live with other atheist intellectuals. A monography on his beliefs has been published in Germany (Essentials of Catholic Radicalism. An Introduction to the Lay Theology of Vito Mancuso, Peter Lang, Frankfurt am Main 2011). His books are translated in different languages.

STUDY AND PRACTICE INTENSIVES

led by:
Giuliano Giustarini
from 26-03-2020 to 28-03-2020

THURSDAY the 26th of MARCH 8pm-10pm entitled: Factors of awakening and SATURDAY the 28th of MARCH 4pm-7pm entitled: The questions unexplained by the Buddha. Intensive courses are open to all members and it is possible to register for just one meeting.

RESERVATIONS ARE RECEIVED FROM FEBRUARY THE 26th ACCESS IS SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY

Giuliano Giustarini practices Dharma at A.Me.Co and at Ajahn Chah traditional monasteries. He teaches Theravāda Buddhism, as well as pāli language and literature at Mahidol University in Thailand. From March the 1st to May the 31st 2017 he has been a visiting professor at La Sapienza University of Rome.

DHARMA AND VIPASSANĀ MEDITATION INTENSIVE

led by:
Ajahn Chandapalo
04-04-2020

SATURDAY the 4th of APRIL from 4pm to 7 pm – Vicolo d’Orfeo, 1 – RM. All members can participate; the respect of a Noble Silence is required from all participants.

YOU CAN SIGN UP FOR THIS CLASS FROM THE 4th OF MARCH; ACCESS IS SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY

Ajahn Chandapalo is a Theravāda monk according to the Ajahn Chah and Ajahn Sumedho forest tradition, as well as the abbot of the Santacittarama monastery in Frasso Sabino (RI).

DHARMA AND VIPASSANĀ MEDITATION INTENSIVE

led by:
Christina Feldman
from 25-04-2020 to 26-04-2020

SATURDAY the 25th of APRIL from 8.45 am to 7 pm and SUNDAY the 26th of APRIL from 8.45 am to 5 pm – Vicolo d’Orfeo, 1 – RM. All members can participate; the respect of a Noble Silence is required from all participants.

YOU CAN SIGN UP FOR THIS CLASS FROM THE 23nd OF MARCH; ACCESS IS SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY

Christina Feldman is the co-founder of Gaia House. She’s being leading Dharma and Vipassanā meditation retrats all around the world since 1976. She is the guiding teacher at Gaia House, and at the Insight Meditation Society at Barre, USA. Within her bibliography, some of her books have been translated in italian: Woman Awake. A celebration of Women’s Wisdom (1990) (Donna risvegliati! L’emancipazione della donna sulla via del risveglio spirituale - 1990), Vedere. Dal Samsara al Nirvana - 1991. Stories of the Spirit, Stories of the Heart: Parables of the Spiritual Path from Around the World with Jack Kornfield (1991) (Fiabe dello spirito e del cuore. Parabole del cammino spirituale da tutto il mondo - 1994), Compassion. Listening to the cries of the world (2003) (Compassione. Ascoltare le grida del mondo – 2007), Beginner’s Guide to Buddhist Meditation: Practices for Mindful Living (2006) (Meditazione buddhista - 2009).

DHARMA AND VIPASSANĀ MEDITATION INTENSIVE

led by:
Neva Papachristou Patricia Feldman Genoud
from 16-05-2020 to 17-05-2020

entitled: On fear and love, SATURDAY the 16th of MAY from 9.30 am to 6.30 pm, and SUNDAY the 17th of MAY, from 9.30 am to 5 pm. – Vicolo d’Orfeo, 1-RM. Every member can participate.

YOU CAN SIGN UP FOR THIS CLASS STARTING FROM THE 15th OF APRIL; ACCESS IS SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY

Neva Papachristou is a guiding teacher of A.Me.Co. (Insight Meditation Association) that she founded in 1987 together with Corrado Pensa. She has been studying and practicing Dharma since 1984, both with teachers of the Insight Meditation Society (Barre, USA) and the Cambridge Insight Meditation Center (Cambridge, USA) in Europe and the USA. According to the Theravāda tradition, she was nominated Dharma teacher by Larry Rosenberg, guiding teacher of the Cambridge Insight Meditation Center. She is the author of a thesis on Ajahn Sumedho. She is editorial director of SATI, the magazine of the A.Me.Co. She has published for Astrolabio Ubaldini, together with Corrado Pensa, in May 2018: Make Haste Slowly: The Inner Path and the Mindfulness Meditation: a Way to Happiness. And, in February 2019: Give the Heart to what Matters. The Buddha and the Insight Meditation, just published for Arnoldo Mondadori in 2012.
Patricia Feldman Genoud has been practicing and studying vipassanā meditation and Dzogchen for years. She practiced and studied under the guidance of Tibetan Lama Dilgo Khyentse Rimpoche. She took part in several vipassanā retreats in Myanmar and Nepal under the guidance of U Pandita Satadaw, and others in the UK and the USA under the guidance of some of the most well-known western teachers, including Joseph Goldstein. She is the co-founder and lead teacher of the Meditation Center Vimalakirti in Geneva. She teaches Dharma and meditation in Israel, USA, Switzerland, France, the UK and Italy. She is the author of “Le Quattro Dimore Divine” (The Four Divine Abodes), part of the A.Me.Co. booklets Series.

General Information

The intensive and seminars take place in Rome in Vicolo d’Orfeo, 1. The residential retreats, both those organized by A.Me.Co. and those organized by other centers, take place in different locations. The program of the initiatives is also found, in paper form, within SATI, the magazine of the Association for the Meditation of Awareness.

The activities organized by A.Me.Co. are addressed exclusively to the Members.

For the initiatives it is essential to make a reservation, preferably by e-mail to the following address segreteria@associazioneameco.com (send another e-mail if you do not receive a confirmation message). Reservations are accepted from the date indicated for each initiative. You can participate without reservation only in cases where it is expressly specified. For information or reservations you can call the secretariat at 06.6865148 at the following time:

– ANTI-MEDIATE TIME: FROM MONDAY TO FRIDAY from 10.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m.

– POMERIDIAN TIMES: MONDAY AND FRIDAY: from 14.00 to 21.00; TUESDAY AND THURSDAY: from 14.00 to 20.30.

To order the recordings on CD, in mp3 format, of the teachings held at A.Me.Co. write to ameco.iniziative@libero.it. The CDs will be sent by regular mail. For the catalogue of the recordings consult the section USEFUL RESOURCES.